buddle

(redirected from ore dressing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

buddle

An apparatus, especially an inclined trough, in which stamped ore is concentrated by subjecting it to running water, to wash out the lighter and less valuable parts.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
"The decision to invest in the ore dressing plant and the primary autogenous mill is important to Zinkgruvan.
Here's a highly informative, lucid, thorough description of mining technology and ore dressing as practiced in the 19th-century American West.
Ore dressing and smelting tests have been carried out already with satisfactory results and the deposit is now waiting to be mined.
Chapter Five deals with ore dressing methods, from stamp batteries and buddles to the new Mozley multi-gravity separator, while Chapters Six and Seven cover prospecting, assay and survey and mining archaeology respectively.
The ore dressing plant which was initially established at the site incorporates both jaw and gyratory (cone) crushers and a combination of 400 and 450 t/h pulsing screens to give two product streams which are identified as lump ore and sinter ore for shipment.